WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE: NOSTALGIC
GHOSTS OF THE PAST
I have always been fascinated by history and the lifestyle of people before I was born. In my retirement years, I like to visit some of these places whenever I can.
Last year I traveled back over 200 years to Harman and Margaret Blennerhassett’s island mansion located in Parkersburg, WV. There was no electricity on the island.
We were welcomed by people dressed in 18th-century costumes as the soft glow of candlelight weaved a mesmerizing spell upon us.
We were guest at an 18th-century party, took a horse-drawn wagon ride and listened to haunting stories of local folklore.
Life for me, an African-American woman in the 18th-century, would probably have been one of slavery. Hopefully in my retirement, I will travel and photograph some of the history of slavery in the United States from the lens of my camera. I know the written history of slavery and some stories passed down from one generation to another. Many people became aware of it by watching Alex Haley’s ROOTS, but I would love to visit some places up close and personal. “I love my life today.”
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